The Dakota Street Right of Way is a vacated city street that currently looks like an abandoned lot. A pedestrian passing by would never know that this piece of land is open to the public, or that it leads to an amazing network of trails following Longfellow Creek. The North Delridge Neighborhood Council, along with the owners of Youngstown Flats apartments, are applying for a Seattle Neighborhood Matching Grant for approximately $70,000 (total project cost: $140,000). Here is a link to the proposed plans for the pocket park.
A large component of this grant involves community support and involvement. To that end, we are forming a steering committee, holding several public meetings to discuss what the local community would like to see in the right of way, and gathering contributions of both volunteer time and cash. If you are interested in joining the steering committee, then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also looking for pledges for volunteer time to demonstrate community support. A community planting event and grand opening party in the spring is envisioned to provide everyone lots of opportunity for participation. If you’d like to support this project with pledge volunteer time, please provide the following information to email@example.com :
- Full Name:
- Type of support (work party, steering committee, etc):
- Category (cash, in-kind or volunteer hours):
- Number of hours:
6/15/12 Update: Good news! We have 139 hours pledged to this project thus far. Thank you to all of those who have stepped up. For those who are still considering, our goal is 200 hours so there is still a need for help.